Advisory Group

Dr Robin Aizlewood – Director of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, and Director of the Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS)

Dr Lisa Bernasek – Academic Coordinator for the Higher Education Academy’s Islamic Studies Network

Professor Stephen Burman – Foreign and Commonwealth Office Senior Analyst (US Region) and former Dean of Humanities, University of Sussex

Professor Catherine Davies – Professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, University of Nottingham

Professor Hilary Footitt – Senior Research Fellow, University of Reading

Professor Charles Forsdick – James Barrow Professor of French, University of Liverpool (Theme Leadership Fellow)

Professor Simon Franklin – Professor of Slavonic Studies and Head of School of Arts and Humanities, University of Cambridge

Mr Dominic Gray – Projects Director, Opera North, AHRC Advisory Board member

Professor Michael Kelly – Professor of French, University of Southampton, and chair of the UK Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

Professor Caroline Rooney – Director of the Centre for Colonial and Post-Colonial Research, University of Kent